Or remember the name of their team...
So when the boys – massive Tranmere fans – were asked to appear on The Tube (1982-1987), a live Friday night show which would showcase their talents to millions of music fans, they politely declined.
Why? Because that’s when Rovers played in order to avoid fixture clashes with neighbours Everton and Liverpool.
This was no publicity stunt, however, as Derek Hammond and Gary Silke explain in their book The Lost World of Football.
“Frontman Nigel Blackwell and bassist Neil Crossley were genuinely keener to see Tranmere play Scunthorpe United than they were to join the flirtatious Paula Yates in bed on set, or to have oily opportunist Jools Holland recommend their wares to an unsuspecting nation – even after they were offered a helicopter ride back to Prenton Park.”
It would only have got them back for half-time and the band simply didn’t want to miss a game.
Watch them perform one of the best football/Crimbo songs around below.
PIC: THE DUKLA PRAGUE AWAY KIT